David McIntosh on Abortion

Last Updated : Feb 22, 2012

Campaign Website Statements

Prolife

I am unapologetically prolife. We must respect life, from the unborn, to the most elderly among us. During my previous service, I built a clear and consistent record of standing up for life. I believe future generations will judge the values of our society based on how we move forward on this issue. For many candidates, the issue of life has become simply another point in their social platform. For me, it runs much deeper than that. It speaks right to the heart of the inalienable rights that our Founders identified in the Declaration of Independence, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” My conviction to support life begins at conception, but does not end at the birth of a child. A free and just society must not tolerate disrespect for life, as it must not tolerate a burdensome government that limits our other liberties. As your congressman, I will be a firm and consistent defender of life. 

Voting Record

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000

In April of 2000, the House passed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000 287-141. The legislation made it a crime to perform a partial-birth abortion. David McIntosh voted in favor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000.

David McIntosh voted in favor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000.

Unborn Victims of Violence Act

In September of 1999, the House voted on the Unborn victims of violence act to enact punishment for federal crimes committed against a mother and her fetus. The measure passed the House 254-172 but was not voted on in the Senate. David McIntosh voted in favor of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.

David McIntosh voted in favor of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.

Child Custody Protection Act

In June of 1999, the House passed the Child Custody Protection Act 270-159. The legislation sought to prohibit transporting an individual under age 18 across a State line to obtain an abortion. David McIntosh voted in favor of the Child Custody Protection Act.

David McIntosh voted in favor of the Child Custody Protection Act.

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

296-132. The legislation sought to prohibit any physician from knowingly performing a partial-birth abortion unless it is necessary to save the life of the mother. David McIntosh voted in favor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.

David McIntosh voted in favor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.

Child Custody Protection Act

In July of 1998, the House passed the Child Custody Protection Act 276-150. The legislation sought to prohibit and set penalties for transporting an individual under age 18 across a State line to obtain an abortion. David McIntosh voted in favor of the Child Custody Protection Act.

David McIntosh voted in favor of the Child Custody Protection Act.

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

In March of 1997, the House passed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act 295-136. The legislation did not have enough votes to overturn a veto. David McIntosh voted in favor of the Ban.

David McIntosh voted in favor of the Ban.

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

In November of 1995, the House passed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act 288-139. The legislation was eventually vetoed by President Bush. David McIntosh voted in favor of the partial birth abortion ban.

David McIntosh voted in favor of the partial birth abortion ban.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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